Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times

Global Diligence’s ICC Cambodia case – front page of the New York Times - Nov 22 2016

Thierry Cruvellier’s op-ed for the New York Times – “The ICC, Out of Africa” – made it to the front page of the print edition (no easy task on the day before the US election). The article details the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) struggle to gain legitimacy and to build trust, particularly amongst some Africa […]

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Land grabbers may end up in The Hague: Global Diligence welcomes the ICC Prosecutor’s new case selection policy

Land grabbers may end up in The Hague: Global Diligence welcomes the ICC Prosecutor’s new case selection policy - Sep 15 2016

Today the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court signalled that she will no longer stand by as kleptocratic dictatorships and businesses commit mass human rights violations in the name of profit. For the first time in history, an international criminal court will prioritise crimes within its jurisdiction that are committed by means of or result […]

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Technology companies: are they complicit in torture by selling surveillance to repressive regimes?

Technology companies: are they complicit in torture by selling surveillance to repressive regimes? - Apr 30 2014

Over the past few years, surveillance technology sold to repressive regimes has allegedly contributed directly to human rights abuses. The Arab Spring and the release of former regime documents has lifted the lid on both the abuses and the industry, fuelling accusations that IT companies are complicit in human rights abuses. In April 2014, French […]

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The Kiobel ruling: big business wins the battle but not the war – and how all companies will be under increasing scrutiny in the future

The Kiobel ruling: big business wins the battle but not the war – and how all companies will be under increasing scrutiny in the future - Apr 19 2013

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States issued their long-awaited opinion in the case of Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum brought under the U.S. Alien Tort Statute (‘ATS’). The Court’s nine justices unanimously dismissed the case, striking a decisive blow against Mrs Kiobel and her fellow Nigerian petitioners in their quest to […]

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Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Doing Business in Conflict-Affected Countries. 29 April 10:00 am EDT (3:00 pm GMT)

Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Doing Business in Conflict-Affected Countries. 29 April 10:00 am EDT (3:00 pm GMT) - Apr 12 2013

Co-hosted by the Global Compact and Maplecroft, with the support of the GE Foundation, this webinar will address how businesses can operate responsibly in conflict-affected or fragile countries and weak governance zones to ensure that operations contribute to peace-building rather than aggravate tensions and instigate conflicts. The webinar will also explore suggested best practices to […]

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Distant allegations, domestic implications: how corporate conduct in Cambodia is being scrutinised in the English courts

Distant allegations, domestic implications: how corporate conduct in Cambodia is being scrutinised in the English courts - Apr 12 2013

Cambodia has had its fair share of man-made catastrophe and human rights abuses. Over recent years, much has been written about land grabbing and forced evictions, described in September 2012 by The Guardian[1] as having reached crisis proportions. The central issue is of course conflict over natural resources: in Cambodia’s case, an unfair contest between […]

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ICC Prosecutor reaffirms commitment to investigating the link between business and international crimes at the Paris Conference on international corporate liability in conflict zones, 21 March 2013

ICC Prosecutor reaffirms commitment to investigating the link between business and international crimes at the Paris Conference on international corporate liability in conflict zones, 21 March 2013 - Apr 10 2013

A high-level conference held at the French Foreign Ministry last week saw the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ambassadors, senior executives, corporate lawyers and NGO representatives discuss issues of international corporate liability in conflict zones. Topics ranged from general discussions of the standard-setting importance of the United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) to specific examples […]

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